Webster Booth & Helen Hill sing selection of Ivor Novello songs from "Ivor Novello Vocal Gems" HMV C4080)1949
December 6, 2011
Close to perfection
Beautiful & touching! What fine singing by both singers, who complement each other perfectly. The voice of Webster Booth and the music of Ivor Novello seem so well matched.
The sound quality isn't perfect, but for a record of this age, it is good.
If you're interested in Webster Booth (1902 - 1984) and/or Anne Ziegler (1910 - 2003), there is Jean Collen's excellent blog in tribute to Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler:
There is also a group for admirers of the great British duettists, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler:
This group shares memories of Anne and Webster and exchanges information about their lives and careers. The details on how to subscribe to the group appear on the website.
Jean Collen first met Webster and Anne more than fifty years ago, and has a large collection of rare recordings and photographs - and she shares some of these with the group.
If you are on Facebook there is an Anne Ziegler-Webster Booth page:
and also a Webster Booth page at: